i have a thing for benjamin's...
beginning with Benjamin Franklin, and of Poor Richard's Almanac.
Industry pays Debts, Despair encreases them.
Hope and a Red-Rag, are Baits for Men and Mackerel.
and, one of my favorites,
Well Done, is twice done.
...just to name a few.
The Trump candidacy is taking a perverse cue of these three, so please allow for a wee bit of pithiness to take over.
First, this INDUSTRY factor:
Oh he, as in Trump, knows Industry; some might even believe he invented it by now. And of course, he sees the Despair -- he bears witness to this sense of longing, the masses deep longing to have what we don't have meeting up with a great weakness, that of coveting...the coveting of things, of wealth, of property, of another and running roughshod and rampant from sea to shining sea.
Trump is speaking the language loud and clear of all the things we -- the poor of hearth and heart, the disillusioned, the frustrated, the Middle, The FED-up, the righteous citizens of the greatest country in the world, want to hear.
This thing called HOPE, like a red-rag -- it's bait.
Now, just a couple of days ago (go read it), little old gthing laid out some things with a capital T to trouble this lofty presidential hopeful's ambitions -- and now, sad to say, there is more. It just keeps coming.
But don't take my word for it -- go to The Patriot Post here and now -- for Allyne Caan explains this:
“I think eminent domain is wonderful. … I build a lot of buildings in Manhattan, and you’ll have 12 sites and you’ll get 11 and you’ll have the one holdout and you end up building around them and everything else, okay? So, I know it better than anybody. I think eminent domain for massive projects, for instance, you’re going to create thousands of jobs, and you have somebody that’s in the way, and you pay that person far more— Don’t forget, eminent domain, they get a lot of money, and you need a house in a certain location, because you’re going to build this massive development that’s going to employ thousands of people, or you’re going to build a factory, that without this little house, you can’t build the factory— I think eminent domain is fine.”
If "Industry pays Debts, Despair encreases them," a desperate Hope crushes both, in an instant. Eminent Domain is fine, wonderful even...are you kidding me?
Let this be the nation's mantra: a republican presidential nomination IF well done, IS twice done.
For consider this:
To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish.
If Passion drives, let Reason hold the Reins.
Pardoning the Bad, is injuring the Good.
...indeed, and honorably naming another few.
How I wish upon the morningstar,
for if this passion was poured into the campaign of another Benjamin, how Reason would thus prevail.
Here's a switch up for you, so don't blink....
Ben Carson's full name is Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr. And I find that exhilarating, to say the least, if not also a lot.
For, with the way my mind meanders, I quickly sought a brief description of King Solomon. [And found one, here] And sure, it isn't all grand, however, plucking out what I like, let me share a story characterizing the fine use of common sense -- that for some, call wisdom.
Although Solomon was young, he soon became known for his wisdom. The first and most famous incident of his cleverness as a judge was when two women came to his court with a baby whom both women claimed as their own. Solomon threatened to split the baby in half. One woman was prepared to accept the decision, but the other begged the King to give the live baby to the other woman. Solomon then knew the second woman was the mother.This is how I picture a presidency under President Benjamin Solomon Carson (Ben).
Ben Carson is thoughtful, wise, and authentic in EVERY response he gives, every word he speaks, and every intention of his candidacy and possible administration. His answers to questions take reason, logic, and strength -- side by side with humility -- to their highest heights.
And you know what happens when we stand back from a problem, approach it from a higher perspective, taking the long view -- we see the whole picture; we find an answer to the whole, not just the one thorn sticking out. [Brilliant is the man who wants the people of America to be mindful, not another victim.]
[G note: King Solomon is credited for writing such works in the Bible as the Book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes and The Song of Solomon, as well as, authoring a couple Psalms (72 and 127).]
Many Foxes grow grey, but few grow good.
Well done, is twice done.
THE THING IS,
we no longer have the time for a do-over after the comb-over, okay.
We may be very well FED-up, but Trump is Not the Best Answer. Perhaps -- if we stand back -- take a long, discriminating, thoughtful, mighty yet humble, view, the Question is Best Answered by Ben.
Just imagine it -- if the passion behind the mouth changed forces.
Avoid dishonest gain:
no price can recompence the pangs of vice.
Many a Man thinks he is buying Pleasure,
when he is really selling himself a Slave to it.
Prosperity discovers Vice, Adversity, Virtue
Make it a Good Day, G